Youth Specialties Academic Support Network

Youth Specialties (YS) contributes to the academic world of youth ministry by partnering with youth ministry professors and students through the Youth Specialties Academic Support Network (YSASN). Through established relationships with colleges and universities across the world, YS works to provide the latest resources and training experiences to help equip the next generation of youth workers.

YSASN is a free program open to accredited schools offering Christian ministry (or a related degree) as a major or minor, but you must apply to become a participating member.
See the benefits and requirements below.

Alongside YSASN, we have been proud supporters of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators, including being a longtime sponsor of their annual conference.

Institutional Membership Requirements

must offer christian ministry (or related degree) as a major or minor

Must indicate your program’s relationship with YSASN on the youth ministry section of your school website

Must link to the Youth Specialties website

Professor Benefits

Discounts on services and products offered year-round, including an exclusive discount for you and your students to attend the National Youth Workers Convention (NYWC). Check this page for seasonal updates.

Professor Pricing: 6 Student Registrations = 1 Free Professor Registration

Professors’ Gathering: This time will give you a chance to connect with some of our YS team and your academic colleagues.

student Benefits

Networking opportunities through YS where students can learn alongside youth ministry practitioners

Opportunities to interact with speakers and authors they are learning from in their classes

 Students attend for $129 as part of this program!

To get more information on the YS Academic Support Network, call us at 888-346-4179 or fill out the form.
Thanks for all that you do to raise and train the next generation of youth workers!